Sunday, November 27, 2011

JT

I heard this morning that JT is suing a guy who he had a business dealing with. (you can read about it here: Jason Taylor -- Investment Broker Ran Off With My Money! | TMZ.com)

Of course this is not the first time this has happened.  A few years ago, he invested in some property off shore for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the deal went south.  

This allegation - at its heart - is over $275,000.  Now, I'm not going to say its chump change.  And if the guy stole it, then certainly its wrong.

But consider this: Taylor has made more than $30,000,000 in his playing career, and has more from endorsements and other things (like Dancing with the Stars).  So, the amount represents less than 1% of his net worth.  Which would equate - in average Joe dollars - to $500 off of a $50,000 salary.  Again, I'd be pissed if someone stole $500, but it wouldn't be news worthy.

I find it interesting how the citizenry reacts to numbers sometimes - especially when there is a big name attached to it.
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